Category: Personal Brand

Free 2017 Job Search Tools

  I know many of you are launching (or continuing) a job search this year. I’ve gathered some useful and totally free resources that can help you organize, execute, and proactively manage an effective job search campaign. Technology has fundamentally changed job search – the current job market is more competitive than ever before. In […]

Professional Resume Company Podcast: Build the Perfect Resume from Scratch

  I recently had the opportunity to work with a great new resource for job seekers, Secrets of the Hire to record a valuable podcast on how to build the perfect resume from scratch. As a former executive recruiter with a thriving professional resume company, they wanted to know my thoughts on how to craft […]

Can You Afford NOT to Invest in an Executive Resume Writer?

Did you know that hiring a qualified professional resume service or executive resume writer to craft your career documents makes recruiters and hiring managers 77% more likely to initiate contact? But that’s not it – optimized resumes command higher salaries and generally more than pay for themselves during your first week of work. So the […]

How to Job Search on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a formidable professional networking platform and powerful job board/search engine. The fact that 94% of recruiters use social media (mostly LinkedIn) to fill open positions should get you excited. Hopefully by now you have created a keyword rich, engaging and fully optimized profile that will help you stand out. This is your first […]

The Power of Gratitude in Business & Job Search

Just in time for Thanksgiving – this is a wonderful article from Forbes that was published last year about the power of gratitude. It is a powerful tool in business, job search, and personal relationships .. sometimes the simple gesture of saying “Thank You” and meaning it, is the single best business or career tool that you […]

5 Tips to Get Noticed by Recruiters on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is currently the number one online tool used by professional recruiters to find candidates – before they ever post a job publicly, they are searching behind the scenes first.  However, many recruiters are not finding the candidates they need on LinkedIn – and this is because simple profile mistakes make candidates invisible. If you […]

Smart Job Seekers Do These 10 Things

CareerBuilder posted a great article on what “smart” job seekers do, it seems simple enough, but I see these mistakes made over and over again. So, what separates the smart job seeker from others looking for employment? Oftentimes, it is one of these 10 things: 1. They realize a potential job lead could be anywhere. […]

What is Personal Branding?

Personal branding is defined as – The sum of your personal and unique attributes that differentiates you from your peers and enables you to provide that definitive quality of work that best represents who you are. Attributes like your core values, motivational skills, leadership strengths, passions, purpose, and mission are your attractive forces that bond, […]

LinkedIn Dos and Don’ts

There are a number of things people can do to either enhance or harm their profiles on LinkedIn, here are the basic Dos and Don’ts: Dos ■  Do make the headline at the top more descriptive than just a one-word job title. The more you describe yourself, the more likely your name will pop up […]

Top 10 Resume Writing Myths

At first glance, landing your next dream job should be easy – write a great resume or CV, send it out and post online, and start fielding phone calls and emails for job interviews. However, many people consider the resume writing process to be one of the most challenging aspects of a job search. In […]

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